Definition Of encounte


an unexpected or casual meeting with someone or something.

When you go to work, or visit a park, it is possible that you will have a range of unexpected encounters , however fleeting or seemingly inconsequential.

unexpectedly experience or be faced with (something difficult or hostile).

The proposals are also encountering some mild resistance from Congress.

Example Of encounte

  • All four are expected to turn out in tomorrow's encounter .

  • Although the unpleasant encounter is over, I have been puzzling over the cause of this gentleman's behaviour, which borders on rudeness.

  • And today's encounter against Celtic is just the sort of game he relishes.

  • Another defeat would have left tomorrow's home encounter with Plymouth looking ominous.

  • ‘Border guards…,’ I thought with awe, bracing myself for an unpleasant encounter .

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